Philadelphia School Board

No August start for Philly schools next year?  The Hite administration is recommending a 9/3/19 start - the day after Labor Day.  But the rec is for an 8/31 opening day in 2020.
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Mike DeNardo
December 07, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School District caught some heat this year for starting classes before Labor Day. The Philadelphia school year started before Labor Day for the first time this year, and got off to a rough start with a week's worth of heat-shortened days. Now, the...
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The School Board of Philadelphia works to better its relationship with the community.
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Justin Udo
November 29, 2018 - 9:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia School Board committee takes their work to the masses. Thursday night marked the first meeting of the Philadelphia School Board's District Partnership & Community Engagement Committee. It's one of four committees with meetings open to the public,...
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The Philadelphia School Board sat down with the mayor and city council on Tuesday to discuss progress since it began running the district five months ago.
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Pat Loeb
November 27, 2018 - 5:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School Board sat down with the mayor and city council on Tuesday to discuss progress since it began running the district five months ago. It was the first of two annual meetings required by the charter change that returned public schools to local...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
November 03, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Board of Education is picking its own volunteer advisory panel to serve as a link to the community. The school board is looking for a dozen volunteers who are willing to work long hours for no pay, just like the board members themselves. The board is...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
November 02, 2018 - 9:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia says it's making progress toward relieving a backlog of termination pay, owed to former employees. School district employees when they leave the district get paid for unused personal, vacation and sick days. But because of...
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The School District of Philadelphia is storing about $2 million worth of paintings and artifacts taken out of schools in 2003.
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Mike DeNardo
October 11, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time, the Philadelphia School Board is drawing up rules for managing the district's valuable art collection. The School District of Philadelphia is storing about $2 million worth of paintings and artifacts taken out of schools in 2003. The works — about...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Andrew Kramer
September 21, 2018 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council has approved Keystone Opportunity Zone legislation, which is designed to give tax breaks to encourage investment in neighborhoods that need it. On Thursday night, it was the Philadelphia Board of Education's turn to vote whether to approve the latest...
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Alfredo Pratico of Masterman and Julia Frank of Northeast High are student representatives on the Philadelphia School Board.
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Mike DeNardo
September 18, 2018 - 10:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The new Philadelphia Board of Education has completed its roster with the selection of two non-voting student members. Julia Frank of Northeast High and Alfredo Pratico of Masterman were selected from 53 applicants to be the student representatives on the Philly...
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Mike DeNardo
September 06, 2018 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was another heat-shortened day for Philadelphia school students on Thursday. And the new school board is asking about the prospects of cooling the district's aging buildings. At a meeting of the new school board's finance and facilities committee, Board President...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
August 15, 2018 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of Philadelphia students have applied for a seat at the table with the new school board. A committee is sorting through applications from more than 60 high school juniors and seniors, received before Monday's deadline. School board President Joyce Wilkerson...
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